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Margaret McNamara Education Grants 2021/2022 for South Africans

Margaret McNamara Education Grants
Margaret McNamara Education Grants

Deadline: September 14, 2021

Margaret McNamara Education Grants 2021/2022 for South Africans

MMEG awards grants on a competitive basis to exceptional women studying at least part-time or full-time for the following academic term, at the universities below. Applicants are screened by an all-volunteer, independent selection committee, and grants are awarded by the Board of Directors by December every year.

GENERAL ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA

Applicants must meet the following eligibility criteria:

  • Be a self-identifying woman, and at least 25 years old at time of application deadline;
  • Be a national of a country listed on the MMEG Country Eligibility List (except for the Trinity Washington University program);
  • Be enrolled (not just accepted) at an accredited academic institution when submitting application; and plan to be enrolled for a full academic term after award of the grant by the Board;
  • Not be related to a World Bank Group, International Monetary Fund or Inter-American Development Bank staff member or spouse;

Applications for Africa program are from May 15 to September 14 each year. Queries may be addressed to southafrica@mmeg.org . Results are announced in mid December.

In addition to the above criteria, an applicant must:

Estimated expenses should be calculated and expressed in Rand.

Remember to read the Application Checklist & FAQs before applying and select the   “South Africa” in the first question of the application. If the program name  does not appear, the program may be closed to new applications.

Margaret McNamara Education Grants Application Checklist

Before starting the MMEG application process, please scan the following documents in digital form (pdf preferred, jpeg or png):

  • Identification (ID) card with photo:
    • (a) national passport page with photo and date of birth, if studying outside your home country, or
    • (b) government/university-issued identity card with photo and birth date;
  • Most recent proof of official registration from university (not their acceptance letter);
  • Most recent official university transcripts and/or reports
  • Visa page or study permit page within current passport (if studying outside home country);
  • Second passport page with clear photo (in case of dual citizenship).

You will be asked to upload these documents at specific areas of the on-line application form.  You will also provide:

  • Brief paragraphs of your personal story, and a description of how your studies, experiences and future plans are linked to your commitment to women and children in developing countries;
  • An estimate of your financial situation for the coming academic year, and planned strategies to cover funding needs;
  • A summary of your thesis (if applicable), including its objective, methodology and findings, and relationship to career goals.

Two reference letters are required.

  • One referee must be a faculty member from your current university. Second referee may be from a person (non-family member) who can vouch for your character. At least one of the individuals must have known you for the equivalent of at least two semesters.
  • Please contact two people from whom you would like to request a reference letter.  After receiving their confirmation, you will be asked to provide in the application form.
  • You need to provide email addresses  of the two people providing references. They will each receive an email link from Embark Online to write their recommendation. When their recommendations are submitted, you will also be notified by Embark.

For more information, visit Margaret McNamara Education Grant.

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